Coronary Heart Disease

Atherosclerosis: A Chronic Disease

What is atherosclerosis?

It is a condition that affects all arteries of the human body and it evolves over decades, beginning in the teenage years. It is characterized by the accumulation of fat in the artery walls - forming atherosclerotic plaques - which leads to the narrowing of the arteries.


When atherosclerosis affects the arteries of the brain, it can lead to stroke.


In order to enhance recovery after a heart attack or unstable angina, and to prevent recurrence, various drug products, all of which have been scientifically proven to be useful, are prescribed.

These drugs have been studied in tens of thousands of patients and have been well tolerated in the vast majority of cases. There are 4 main drug groups: